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but i just think that there are constraints that got put upon through the policy and recommendations all were so limiting that the officers were never going to take it out anyway. so, there's no reason to have it if you're not going to use it because there's no way to judge a pilot if it never gets used. so, that being the case, i just think our resource he both monetarily and in human resources are better spent. certainly we're trying to be that police department right now. so, i'd rather have it not be something for people to say something that it's not. >> that's all part of being a chief, right? >> it appears to be so. [laughter] >> thank you. >> all right. please call item 3b, occ director's report. >> item 3b, occ director's report discussion, review of recent activities and presentation of the occ's
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monthly comprehensive statistical report and companion report for the period march 1st, 2013 through march 31st, 2013, and march 1st, 2012 through march 31st, 2012. mediation of complaints in march 2013 and adjudication of the same complaints in march 2013. >> thank you, sergeant till shaw. and welcome, director hicks. >> thank you, president, and good evening, commissioners [speaker not understood]. you have a substituted cover letter that properly refers to march as opposed to february. [inaudible] january 1st, 2013 to march 31st, 2013, the occ opened 151 cases. that's 50 fewer cases than were opened during the same period
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in 2012. we opened 201 cases. this represents a 25% reduction in cases open. from january through march of this year, the occ investigators closed 23 more cases than were opened. 174 cases were closed compared to 151 cases open. as of the end of march of this year, the occ has 284 pending cases. as of today the occ has 291 pending cases compared to 3 71 pending cases by this date last year. >> director hicks, could you speak a little more into the mike? thank you. >> sorry about that. you know, i don't think the microphone is on.
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here we go. moving to sustained allegations, unless you want me to repeat everything. [laughter] >> for the purposes of our tv public. the occ sustained allegations in two cases in march for a total of 7 sustained caseses from january through march 2013. ~ our sustained rate is 4% of the cases we closed the first quarter. in mediation, the occ mediated two cases in march or 4% of the cases we closed in march. in march 2012 officers were offered mediation and one declined. '12 this year to date, 25 officers have been offered mediation, four have declined. ~ the year to date officer acceptance rate of 84% is lower than previous year acceptance rates that exceeded 90%.
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to date the occ has mediated 14 cases. since we have mediated two cases in april. ~ in the area of the chief's adjudication occ sustained cases in march, between march 1st, 2013 and march 31st of this year, chief sur adjudicated three cases investigated by the occ and determined by may to have sustainable allegations. ~ chief suhr made the following findings and imposed discipline as follows. in the first case which was a neglect i have duty case in violation of department bull pen 11-0 97, which is san francisco, the san francisco police department traffic stop data collection policy, an officer made a traffic stop of a bicyclist who ran a red light and the officer did not collect traffic stop data. : we found that this was a violation of the stop data
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policy, however, the chief determined that this was not a violation t. was a policy failure because sfpd data collection policy specifically refers to vehicles, not bicycles. ~ this case demonstrates the narrowness of the police department traffic stop data collection policy since it can be narrowly interpreted to apply only to vehicles. in other jurisdictions, there are broader stop data collection requirements that apply to all stops, not just traffic stops. so, since it was a policy failure, the officer was not disciplined. neglected duty -- >> the chief [speaker not understood] >> yes, as with all policy failures, there is a policy enacted to address that. our current policy was that bicycle wasn't within the vehicles because the officers are told by the vehicle code, which is not a bicycle.
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we have since put out a permanent bulletin to ask that that be the case going forward on bicycles. >> we will vet to disclose any or all item discussed in closed session. do i have a motion? >> [speaker not understood]. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> we will move to line item number 8, adjournment. >> i move adjournment. >> we adjourn in honor of two individuals [inaudible]. >> i'd like to adjourn tonight in honor of -- well, to recognize jacob [speaker not understood]. she was a murder victim on saturday, april 8 at 3:00 a.m. here in san francisco. he was a graduate of rudin high
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school. he was a stuart at louis and clark university. he was 19 years old. it was raja ix. it's too sad, and i'd like to adjourn tonight in the honor of him and certainly our thoughts go out to his family. ~ tragic >> i'd also like to adjourn tonight in honor of the anniversary of the death of officer isaac he espinosa who was killed in the line of duty april 10, 2004. chief suhr is no longer with us this evening. he's head today an event at bayview station in honor of officer isaac he espinosa. i'd like to adjourn in hon r of both isaac he espinosa and [speaker not understood]. we have a young man from the mission district that graduates and goes to louis and clark high school to play football and he's killed over an alleged misunderstanding, someone thinking he's a gang member. so, in their honor we adjourn. do i have a motion? >> so moved.
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>> second. >> adjourned.
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>> bonnie banks. bonnie banks. my definition of noise is uncontrolled music. without format. pretty simple affair. pancakes, and you're -- people get up on sundays around noon, weekends or whatever. should not be too hard to walk into place. have your audio alarm clock go off for two hours waking your up while you are eating breakfast with many interesting visuals once in a while. improvisation. listening or not to
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the person you're playing up against or people or machines. trying to get as many different people in as possible. different genres, experimental noise, electronics, dissonance some drums.a tiny bit of ambient -- the first noise pancake shows, 1999, the first waffle noise, 2001. god-waffle noise, noise pancake came out of cubist art, place on mission street, brutallo, where the church -- opened up
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his house and saturday morning cartoons. a big space. you can have everybody set up and barely move equipment around; small room for an audience to move around, walkover and get pancakes without getting burned up in the kitchen. there's like people in their hard-core gabber; people into really fast death metal; black metal. people who don't listen to music at all. guy like larnie bock (sounds like) set up huge, motor
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driven harp. i don't know how to explain it. 40 foot of motors that he had running over strings and wires. and then played each string individually with the mixer. there is a feeling of euphoria when somebody's really good at what they do. experiencing a buffer, pushing your bowels out your rear. different. a lot of noise. you don't play clubs with a cleaning schedule, a guy coming in the morning emptying the beer bottles. you play the warehouse. if you travel around you will see the exact same kind of weirdos
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doing their own thing. it is like in the bay area it's even more absurd. there seems to be more people that in a place like new york or tokyo. we did a show in new york, i didn't think that anyone was at hardly, and people come up and said i saw the show. i wish they had some kind of breakfast noise going on over there. i think a lot of people were being, walking out of the shows. that was incredible. i can't believe it's over already, after two hours. if you are reluctant to enjoy something like this it will probably take a mass of peers to sell you on it.
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it's fine if you stay away. most of the people that come to the shows are pretty happy to be here. you may not be one of them. which is fine. happy new year, everybody. i love the fact that we are doing